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By: Adina Yaakov

Watermelon - the unofficial symbol of summer. The mouth-watering colors of red and green appeal to our senses, and with good reason. Watermelon consists of 91% water, which makes it an excellent choice to keep hydrated during the hot days of summer. So, pick up a watermelon from your local grocery or farm, have a slice or two, and use the rest to make these delectable ice pops!


2 ½ cups cubed watermelon

½ cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar

¼ cup lime juice

2 kiwis, peeled

1 cup plus ½ cup canned coconut milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

¾ cup mini chocolate chips

Makes 20 Pops!


  1. In a food processor, process watermelon, lime juice, and ½ cup sugar until smooth.
  2. Use a pitcher to carefully pour the watermelon mixture into ice pop molds [or plastic cups] - filling it only ¾ full.
  3. Place a few chocolate chips inside each popsicle mold and use a popsicle stick to spread them evenly inside to resemble watermelon pits.
  4. Place the popsicle sticks in the center of the molds and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  5. In the processor, place ¾ cup coconut milk and vanilla extract and process for a few seconds.
  6. Using a spoon, place a thin layer of the coconut milk mixture on top of the frozen watermelon mixture and freeze for another 3 hours.
  7. In the processor, place kiwi, 1 tbsp sugar, and ¼ cup coconut milk
  8. Using a spoon, place a thin layer of the kiwi mixture on top of the frozen coconut mixture and freeze for another 3 hours.
  9. Use warm water to submerge the molds and slide the popsicles out easily.